Mchunu to unveil Pilanesberg water supply project

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Phase 2 of the Pilanesberg Bulk Water Supply Project will be unveiled in Chaneng in the Rustenburg Local Municipality on Friday.

The project will be unveiled by Water and Sanitation Minister, Senzo Mchunu, together with North West Premier, Patrick Dumile Nono Maloyi, under the province’s Thuntsha Lerole Programme - a service delivery acceleration drive.

The water supply project is part of the “Operation Bulela Metsi” water services intervention programme set up by the Department of Water and Sanitation and the North West Provincial Government last year to accelerate water supply projects and enhance access to consistent and reliable water supply in the province.

Phase 2 of the bulk water supply project includes a 30ML reservoir construction, which commenced on 30 November 2021, and the construction of the Mafenya pump station and pipeline to Tlhabane which commenced on 29 July 2022.

Both construction projects are expected to be completed on 30 May 2024.

“Rustenburg Local Municipality has been experiencing severe water challenges due to the influx of people seeking greener pastures in the mines. 

“Phase 2 of the Pilanesberg Bulk Water Supply Scheme, which runs from Mafenya village in Chaneng to Tlhabane, will provide relief through a basic sustainable, minimum supply of water to 63 238 households under the Royal Bafokeng Administration and Rustenburg Local Municipality,” the department said in a statement.

The project has already created 250 jobs for locals.

The unveiling of the project will be followed by a community engagement at Mafenya Primary School Sport Ground. –